Visit any art museum in Japan and you're likely to see creations featuring paint, ceramics, textiles, and even more niche mediums like glass or metal. One type of medium that's not as commonly revered is the humble colored pencil, but a special exhibition at the Kobe Fashion Museum attempts to challenge this.
The Super Colored Pencil Art Exhibition shows the huge potential of this easily accessible art tool, with 120 incredibly realistic colored pencil drawings on display from 12 different artists. The works help provide a new appreciation for what colored pencils are capable of creating, with intricate details, vibrant hues, and blending of shades all part of the appeal.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1000 yen.
The Kobe Fashion Museum is located approximately 10 minutes drive from the Maya or Uozaki exits of the Hanshin Expressway. Paid parking is available at the Kobe Fashion Plaza parking lot, located on the basement floor of the museum.
For those visiting via public transport, the venue is a minute on foot from the Island Center Station, served by the Rokko Island Line.